Keywords: St. George River (Me.)
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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1800
Media: Ink on linen
Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society
Date: circa 1930
Media: Black and White Photograph
Contributed by: Maine State Museum
Date: circa 1605
Location: Phippsburg; Georgetown
Media: Ink on paper
George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.
Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.